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Watch: Time lapse footage of Australian train station line completely flooded in 45 minutes

Published 22/04/2015 | 11:02

Time lapse CCTV footage from a train station In Australia captures flood waters rising to huge levels over 45 minutes, forcing the partial closure of a train line in Sydney.

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The video, uploaded by TransportNSW on Youtube, was filmed at Bardwell Park Station and shows the water slowly creeping up along the rails, before the tracks are completely flooded over.

The 26 second clip was filmed over the space of 45 minutes. The flooding caused a delay on the T2 Airport line.

This CCTV footage comes as a cyclonic storm lashes Australia's east coast for a third day. The storm was declared a catastrophe today after destroying houses, cutting power to more than 200,000 homes and causing millions of dollars of damage in Sydney and other cities.

The Bureau of Meteorology warned that a second storm cell was gathering at sea north of Sydney, with gale force winds of up to 100 km per hour (62 miles per hour) and heavy winds hitting the coast.

(Additional reporting: Reuters)

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